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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Citizens Bank Park.

The Cubs will trot Jeff Samardzija out to the mound in this one. Righthander Samardzija has a 6-10 record and a 3.78 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it'll be Ethan Martin who starts for the Phillies. Righthander Martin is 0-1 with a 12.47 ERA so far this season.

In their last action, Chicago was a 5-2 winner on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Chicago at +160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Chicago: 50-63 SU
Philadelphia: 51-62 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a loss are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at St. Louis, Friday, August 9
Philadelphia at Washington, Friday, August 9